You probably heard of microneedling before From blogs to publications, it seems everyone is talking about it. The procedure has skyrocketed in popularity over the last few years and has quickly become one of the most popular skin rejuvenation treatments. What is it and does it really deliver results?
What is microneeding?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment in which an aesthetician or dermatologist uses micro-fine needles to puncture the top layer of the skin. The needles usually measure somewhere between .5 and 2 mm in diameter.
The pinpricks from the procedure causes slight injury to the skin, which triggers the body’s natural wound healing process. It encourages the skin to make more collagen and start up the regeneration process.
Does it hurt?
The idea of puncturing your face with small needles is enough to make most people shudder. We know what you’re thinking - it probably hurts like hell. But it’s actually not as bad as it looks. The needles are so fine, so you won’t be in pain. It’s not exactly painless, but the discomfort doesn’t linger.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure, requiring no downtime. Patients can go back to school or work right away.
Does it work?
Microneedling can help with a variety of skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, and even large pores.
The purpose of microneedling is to rejuvenate your skin by boosting collagen production. Collagen is protein found in the skin that gives our skin strength and elasticity. More collagen means a more youthful complexion. It plumps the skin, fill in fine lines and contribute to a younger look. Microneedling can fade scars and even improve your overall skin texture.
Just like other cosmetic procedures, you will need a series of treatments in order to see visible results. The number of sessions depend on the condition of your skin and the result you desire. We recommend to start with 3 sessions. For acne scars, an average of 4 to 6 sessions is recommended. Treatment should be repeated every 4 to 6 weeks until you achieve the desired results.
What to expect after the procedure
Following the treatment, you may experience a bit of redness. But once it subsides, you’ll instantly notice how glowy your skin looks.
If you don’t mind a bit of prickly therapy, microneedling can help improve your skin’s appearance. But if you are afraid of needles, this treatment may not be for you.